"Good morning everyone. Today is a good day; in fact, it is the best of days. Since my recent chemotherapy treatment ended a few months ago, my condition has stabalised sufficiently to enable me to enjoy those simple things in life like watering my plants, having little walks and spending time in our allotment with Sheila. Over the past week, Sheila and my visiting son, William, have been at our allotments a great deal. They have done the digging, bag carrying, planting and weeding while I have directed their activities. All in all, I'm very pleased with what we've done.
In preparation for a holiday, yesterday I went to the barbers, as my beard and hair had started to grow again since the cancer treatment balded me.Today, we prepare to set off for Cornwall where we will spend a good week there. We intend to break our journey each way with overnight stops in Worcester going and Stratford-upon-Avon on the journey home. We just hope that the weather stays fine. We are both in need of a holiday, especially Sheila, who has had a difficult year with my treatment, hospital visits and the sudden death of her mum.
I won't be doing any posts until the end of August when we return. Until then, stay well, my friends and remember that one of the most satisfying parts of a holiday not only involves you resting, but seeing others busily working. For those of you who are experiencing difficulties of your own at the moment and in much need of added strength and hope, may you be granted God's grace and healing power. You will remain in my prayers and constant thoughts. Back at the end of August. Peace and love. Bill and Sheila xxx" William Forde: August 17th, 2017.